450 grams (approximately). The last image gives a detailed look of the blouse piece that comes with this saree.
Fine quality pedana kalamkari hand block printed natural dyed pure cotton saree skillfully crafted by the artisans of Pedana. Showcasing an assortment of hand block printed motifs inspired by traditional kalamkari painting. Kalamkari is the earliest and more complex techniques of block-printing.
Gentle hand wash separately in cold water with mild/liquid detergents, excess natural colours may bleed when washed for the first time. Avoid soaking for too long.
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Venkata Bhanu Textiles is a firm that manufactures a wide range of Block print Kalamkari textiles. It is incorporated under the tutelage of Sri Bhatta Mohan Rao, one of the champions in the revival of this Handicraft in the post-colonial era. The blocks that we use for printing are procured from the National award winner Sri Kondra Gangadhar. The firm is a collective of around 50 skilled artisans who specialize in various aspects that are involved in the production of a Kalamkari textile product. We have preserved the laborious 7 stage traditional process of production. The process is very Eco-friendly and non- mechanized. The Dyes used are all natural and extracted from trees & plants. The process also involves washing in running water canals, boiling using natural ingredients for new color development and drying under the bright sun. The artisans risk burns and infections while involved in washing and boiling processes but the spirit of keeping the tradition alive makes them move forward with courage. Kalamkari has a history that dates back to 2600BC. Kalamkari cloth samples were found in Mohenjadaro excavations and in the tombs at Al Fusat in Cairo. It has transformed from being a Pen (Qalam) art to becoming a Block art. This evolution happened to increase the production, owing to the high demand for Kalamkari in the 18th century. During the Golden era of Kalamkari, Britishers exported it under the name of ‘Chintz’, French under the name of ‘Indiannes’ and the Dutch under the name of ‘Pintadoes’.